Korean Merchandise

MERCH; You're Beautiful Pig Rabbit Mobile Charm

D334 301114; I bought it when I first went to Korea in 2011 and was happily using it when it slipped out and dropped onto the floor one day, both ears breaking off. I managed to find one ear, but the other is permanently lost. :( I have now glued that one ear back, years later. Time to use it again? Haha.

Korean Learning Journey, Korean Music

K-MUSIC; Standing Egg – 내게 기대 (Feat. 박세영)

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스탠딩 에그 짱짱~! ♡_♡

D-30 토픽까지 시간 별로 안 남아서 스트레스를 많이 받고 있는데 항상 힘을 줄 수 있는 좋은 음악을 내주신 에그님들에게 정말 고맙네 ㅠㅠ 한국에 있었을 때처럼 멀리 있어도 계속 응원해드리겠음! ^^

이 노래는 MelOn에서 구입할 수 있답니다. ^^ 많이 사랑해주세요~

Standing Egg is awesome~! ♡_♡

D-30 There’s not much time left till TOPIK, so I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out, but I’m thankful to Standing Egg for always releasing good music that gives me strength. Even though I’m far away now, I’ll keep supporting them like I did in Korea. ^^

This song can be bought off iTunes. ^^ Please show them lots of love~

Korean Music

K-MUSIC; Standing Egg – 고백

제가 제일 사랑하는 인디밴드가 신곡을 공개하셨어요. ^^
저도 언젠가 사랑을 용기 있게 잡고 싶네요.
항상 좋은 음악을 만들어주셔서 얼마나 감사하는지를 모르겠습니다, 에그님들. 사랑합니다! 
여러분도 많이 사랑해주세요!

My favourite indie band, Standing EGG, released their new single. ^^ Please show them lots of love!

Korean Learning Journey, Personal Life

PERSONAL; Thankful For Parents Who Keep Pushing Me Towards My Dream

I am a terrible child, and I wouldn’t wish myself on any parent, but I’m thankful for both of mine. They put up with all of my bad traits, and love me no matter what. I am one hell of a lazy person too; I pick things up fast if I’m willing/bothered, but most of the time I’m not, so I just sit on my (literal) fat ass and do useless things all day.

My parents have had enough of that nonsense, so they have decided (non-literally) to kick me in the ass to get me moving on my feet again. Sure, I feel stressed out and annoyed, because I like doing things at my own pace and my own time, but at the same time, I’m also really thankful that they are pushing me in the direction that I want to go.

I mentioned wanting to go to Korea to study the language course, and after some consideration, Dad said that I could. I was really excited! However, I needed a plan. What is my purpose in going there and what would I be able to achieve from going there, how long am I going to stay there and how much money would I need to not end up sleeping on the streets, would I be fluent in the language and would I be able to get a job in a related field after completing the language course there? So many questions, and I needed to start somewhere.

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Korean Learning Journey, Personal Life, Studying In Korea 2013

LEARNING JOURNEY; 다시 학생으로 변하기 Becoming a Student Again

YES, I finally get to post this! Been keeping it in my drafts because I didn’t want to jinx anything, wahaha.

25 December 2012

It’s Christmas, and I finally applied for the Spring semester at Yonsei KLI!

I initially wanted to apply for the Winter semester, but Mum kept stating her concerns about how I wouldn’t be able to take the cold, and I didn’t want to let her worry (though I really wanted to see snow T_T), so I waited. This year is also apparently the coldest winter Korea has ever seen, so it might have been a good thing? I don’t know. Part of me really hopes that the crazy weather keeps up so I get to see snow when I get there anyway. xD

8th January 2013

So many preparations to be done! D: Whilst waiting for the acceptance letter, Mum’s busy helping me shortlist accommodations and I’m busy listing down things to bring and going through her list. I’m not applying for SK Global House (Yonsei’s hostel) because the prices are unbelievably expensive for a small room!

Been searching the net for accommodations and for people’s experiences/recommendations. There are a couple here and there saying that one shouldn’t reserve or insist on reserving as you might regret upon arriving and seeing that the room is not up to your standards since 고시원 (goshiwon) and 하숙집 (hasukjib) don’t really have reservation cultures. Of course, you’d have to have a place to stay first in order to begin your search, so either hotels or a friend’s place (if you have a friend there).

Getting more and more anxious as days pass and I don’t see the acceptance letter in my inbox. Mum says it’s a sure thing that they’d accept me, but WHAT IF (for some godforsaken reason) THEY DON’T?!, so I’m just trying to be patient. It says on their website that it’d take one to two weeks to process applications, and it’s only been a week since Mum transferred the application fee (ugh, bank transfer fees amount to almost half of it!), so patience… Dx Hopefully I’ll get good news soon!

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